I was shocked and saddened to read this morning about Claude's passing. I remember him from his private practice days and have fond memories of him. He had a great personality and was always kind and funny and a real gentleman. He was so excited and happy when he got the job at the US Attorney's office, I was happy for him. My condolences to the Hippard family, and to all his friends and co-workers on your loss. May God give you the strength to carry on during this difficult time. I pray that in due time, only precious memories will remain. RIP Claude.